These borders are INTENSE! No joke. I am so glad that the billions of pieces were part of the previous clues. I think I would have fallen over and gone with a plain border otherwise.
After laying out groups of 8, I just sew. And sew, And sew.
The end of my day has ONE completed border and all of the corner triangles laid out. Yep, I agree that it sure feels like there should be more.
8/6 Today is the DAY! I have given myself just the morning to get these borders under control so that Mister and I can run errands for the family reunion that is rapidly approaching.
By putting my nose to the grindstone, I have the completed border triangles, all four border strips AND the inner border, label, and binding finished. Love leader/enders as I make all the extra parts while I'm working on the top itself.
Now -- gotta go shop for awhile.
While watching the Olympics, I remove all the dog ears and then also take a few minutes to sew one triangle onto each border strip - yep this is the magic part.
8/7 - Well, I'm over 10 weeks late on this post. Where did the time go? But guess what? Mister says I am a pit bull this morning/afternoon and simply won't let go until I finish. Perhaps he is right because I am truly jamming around here. Inner borders go on FAST! Loving the green.
Next the outer borders and corner triangles. Oh my happy heart --- everything fit. I even take the time to stay stitch all around the outside edges due to the billion triangles. This is something I rarely do but dang -- I want these to stay put. TA-DA
Now for the back. I make a dash to the studio and return with two fabrics from stash that need to go away. A tiny little bit of leftovers in the center and yay --- my back is finished too. I am going to post this clue now but will update when this lovely is quilted. Hopefully it won't be 10 weeks from now. That's all I have for today but always remember that if you click on the summary tab at the top of the blog, you will be able to follow a link to purchase Bonnie's book if you wish make this wonderful quilt. Now to finish packing. Have a great week everyone. Update below.
UPDATE 2/8/17 This one is now in the Done column. It was quilted by Allison Bayer with the Bora Bora pattern. Woot woot.